If you WFH, what's on your desk?

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chocolatesaltyballs22 Thu 28-Jan-21 09:24:49

Thought I'd start a little light hearted thread amongst all of the doom and nastiness. I have the tiniest desk, and I'm thinking it needs a bit of a clear up. So here's what's on mine:-

Laptop (obvs)
Alexa Dot
Chilli's bottle
Handcream x2
Lip balm x2
Airpods x2 (one for laptop, one for ipad)

Oh and the remains of breakfast at the minute! What's on yours?

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Meredithgrey1 Thu 28-Jan-21 09:28:04

Second monitor stacked on some books
Pen and paper
Phones (work and personal)

Etulosba Thu 28-Jan-21 09:32:06

Two big monitors, a keyboard, mouse, graphics tablet, space pilot, two big speakers, paper, pencil, fondue set, fluffy towels, cuddly toy etc.

Oh, and a cat.

Whoateallthechocolate Thu 28-Jan-21 09:33:51

Practically my daughter's entire bookcase of books as I try and figure out the perfect combination to get my screens at the right height!

bettertimesarecomingnow Thu 28-Jan-21 09:36:07

I don't have a desk! I use my laptop and work from the sofa or bed.

It's not ideal. Sometimes I use the kitchen table if I'm making videos and I've got a whiteboard in there

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Thu 28-Jan-21 09:44:12

DH always WFH a few days a week pre Covid and now 100% so he has the “office”. I just do some work from home but certainly won’t be once back to normal (work in school) so I don’t have a “desk”.

Currently I’m at the dining table so I have my laptop connected to a larger screen, notebook, pencil case, mug of tea, plate with toast crumbs, phone and iPad for occasional mumsnetting.

Yesterday I wasn’t working on spreadsheets so didn’t bother setting up in the kitchen, just had laptop on my lap on the sofa!

Jakarta Thu 28-Jan-21 09:48:33

I don't have a desk! I use my laptop and work from the sofa or bed.
Same here lol blush
I use a shoebox to place underneath my laptop so it’s raised and I don’t have to look down all the time grin

But I usually have my phone and water or ☕️ near me


EssentiallyDelighted Thu 28-Jan-21 09:48:52

Mine is the kitchen table or a folding table in the front room, so it all has to go away each night. Laptop, mouse, airpods, phone, big pile of papers, pen, stapler, cup of tea. I often have a cat close by too. I will be back in the office as soon as I possibly can, don't like WFH.

Caffeineandcarbs Thu 28-Jan-21 09:58:00

Mini bookshelves
Coffee mug

(Well stocked snack drawer...)

EspressoExpresso Thu 28-Jan-21 10:03:07

Desk tidy with pens, highlighters, random bits of paper to keep, paracetamol, handcream, work mobile.
Work diary
Personal diary
Various note books containing various lists and notes and stuff
Water bottle
Coffee mug
Small cardboard storage box which is the perfect height to sit the laptop on for a good video call angle to achieve minimal chins.
Printer is on the chest of drawers next to me, as my "office" is the corner of my bedroom which isn't ideal

PARunnerGirl Thu 28-Jan-21 10:07:21

I have always worked from home (for the last 15 years anyway) and am slightly obsessive about keeping my desk and office sparse and clean, as I think it helps me be more productive. On my desk is:

My laptop
My monitor
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Thin/ space-saving USB desk lamp
Notebook and pen
Office phone and my mobile
My SAD lamp ❄️ ☀️

mumonthehill Thu 28-Jan-21 10:09:57

Small mirror
Pot of pens
Hand cream
Coffee mug
Other assorted crap

InsanityOf2020 Thu 28-Jan-21 10:13:33

Laptop stand
Power extension block
Wireless phone charger
Mug with pens in
Two coasters
Lightening cable
Glasses case
Landline phone
Alice band
Small bottle of hand sanitiser

flatpack1 Thu 28-Jan-21 10:19:42

No desk. Just laptop, paper and pencil on my bed

DappledOliveGroves Thu 28-Jan-21 10:22:58

Cats, mostly. They love that I now work from home.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 28-Jan-21 10:29:31

I've Wfh for 25 years so have a proper desk.

Laptop locked on a dock near the back. Two decent sized monitors, keyboard, mouse. Caddy for pens, paperclips etc. MN 'naice coffee' mug with broken handle, used as main pen/small screwdriver holder. Reading glasses. Note blocks, post its, scrawled on a4 scrap paper. Piles of papers I need to read, and the one I'm currently working through implementing a method.
Small lamp.
Screen cleaning cloth and spray. Usually a box of tissues, I need to remember to get a new one out.

A little crystal ball with a Buddha etched in it, and at the moment a small vase with an orchid flower stem I accidentally broke off a plant.

Side table with printer, stapler, landline phone, headset, diary.

QueenPawPaws Thu 28-Jan-21 10:30:53

Laptop and mouse
Pen holder
Glass of water
Cup of tea
Lip balm
Scrap paper (lots!)
Glasses cleaning cloth
Light up fake orchid
E cig

MotherExtraordinaire Thu 28-Jan-21 10:59:59

I wfh, so have my desk and filing cabinet so I can spread over both.
Laptop, screen, mouse, keyboard, printer, landlines, WiFi phone, 2 mobiles, WiFi receiver (have to reset regularly for some ridiculous reason), desk lamp, photo frame, tissues, Calendar, drinks and snacks.

I'm probably in a lucky position as this was obviously all in place precovid. So it's meant that homeschooling has been easier to accommodate as we're not literally on top of one another.

Shannith Thu 28-Jan-21 11:03:01

A cat mostly

Ginfordinner Thu 28-Jan-21 11:18:45

Two widescreen monitors, keyboard, mouse, mouse mat, notepad, pen, catalogue, headset, mobile and dongle for work VPN. I don't have room for any extras and hate clutter anyway.

My PC unit is under my desk. I have a plug in TP-Link Powerline so my internet is hard wired as I need to upload large files and the Wi-Fi was struggling.

I wish I had a cat though smile

ErrolTheDragon Thu 28-Jan-21 11:21:50

I forgot my 2TB external hard drive. The laptop is connected to the internet by Ethernet, this is the first computer I've had which has been WiFi enabled but I wouldn't dream of using it rather than a wire.

Bedforme Thu 28-Jan-21 11:28:32

My desk is large dining table - room has never been used as much ever.
Cover to protect nice table
Laptop stand and laptop, mouse and mat, headset
Pad of paper and pen
Coaster and mug of tea
Box of tissues
Folder with assorted papers

Other end
Boxes of masks
Printer that’s not working

Lyricallie Thu 28-Jan-21 11:28:51

I'm working on a garden table in my office as I'm still waiting for my desk to turn up. My fiance's turned up last week so he's very smug.

But I found a wee book shelf we weren't using and put a basket at the bottom to hold my stuff like glasses cleaner and duster, moisturiser, lip balm, calculator bits like that.

On my "desk" I have:
Mouse/ mouse pad
Chilli bottle
To-do list
Usually my calculator

Oh I just bought a really cute rose gold pencil pot because I am millennial and it brings me joy.

JustCallMeGriffin Thu 28-Jan-21 11:29:35

Macbook, mouse and phone...sometimes a cuppa.

Touloser Thu 28-Jan-21 11:30:39

Phone & charger
Pen & paper
Empty coffee cup
Half full red bull can

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